Saturday, June 30, 2012

More Southwestern Dreams

Cactus Pear One-of-a-Kind Earrings 


Nevada Fields Limited Edition Earrings

These earrings are both a touch Southwestern, yet not your traditional turquoise and silver earrings.  Read all about them on Etsy here and here!

I imagine Frida Kahlo may have worn these...

Thinking of Nevada wildflowers...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Coming Soon! Global Beachcomber Earrings

 I'm very excited about these new earrings!

Global Beachcomber Earrings
These earrings will turn heads and have a nice amount of movement! They feature carved red (new) cinnabar in a lovely Asian design, espresso wood, and white and brown spotted shell.

I imagine these lovelies feature the treasures a globe trekking (or sailing) beachcomber may find on a voyage from Beachcomber Marina, United States to Port of Chung Ching, China (see route here:,united-states/port-of-chung-ching-chongqing-chungking,china/).

They are of moderate weight, and measure just under 3" from the kidney ear wires. The antiqued brass kidney wires are about an inch. The red cinnabar beads are 1 3/16" wide.

I'll update with an Etsy link when the sun is up!

Here's the link:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Under the Pink Earrings for Rachel

There earrings are custom made for my best friend, Rachel...

These earrings, named for Tori Amos's 1994 album "Under the Pink,"  feature moonstone, rose quartz, magnesite, sterling silver and sterling silver enameled wire, and platinum plated earwires.

Stone properties:
Associated with the heart chakra and the signs Aries, Taurus, Virgo, and Libra, rose quartz is a stone of "unconditional love."  It encourages all forms of love including self-love, self-confidence, and romantic love.  It also brings forgiveness and gentleness, tolerance and acceptance, and increased receptivity to colors, sounds, art, music, and poetry.  Rose quartz helps boost creativity and is calming, reducing stress, clears anger, resentment, guilt, fear, and jealously.  It is truly an amazing stone!

Magnesite has the same crystal structure as calcite, which is similar in texture and hardness to marble and turquoise. In gem lore, magnesite is known for its ability to calm, bring emotional balance, open wearers up to "higher realms and states of consciousness," and get them in touch with themselves beyond veils of perceptions. It is also believed to clear blockages and hang-ups over the past and open the third eye and crown chakras, which bolsters psychic abilities and promotes bliss (source).

Moonstone is known for its ability to calm, relive stress, encourage inner growth, intuition, success, and good fortune in both love and business endeavors. It is also June's birthstone and associated with the astrological signs Cancer, Libra, and Scorpio.